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The effect of laser pulse duration on laser-induced damage in KDP and SiO2
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Paper Abstract

We examine the effect of pulse duration on both density and morphology of laser-induced damage in KDP and SiO2. In both materials the density of damage sites scales with pulse duration to the ~ 0.4 power for 351-nm pulses between 1 and 10 ns. In SiO2 three types of damage sites are observed. The sizes of the largest of these sites as well as the size of KDP damage sites scale approximately linearly with pulse duration. Similarities of damage in very different materials points to properties of laser-induced damage which are material independent and give insight to the underlying physics of laser-induced damage.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6403, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2006, 64030K (15 January 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.696079
Show Author Affiliations
C. W. Carr, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
M. J. Matthews, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
J. D. Bude, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
M. L. Spaeth, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6403:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2006
Gregory J. Exarhos; Arthur H. Guenther; Keith L. Lewis; Detlev Ristau; M. J. Soileau; Christopher J. Stolz, Editor(s)

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